Waste can be a byproduct of industrial processes - or an item can become waste after it's been consumed.
Waste - be it plastic, micro-plastic, radioactive, or otherwise toxic - can cause major environmental problems. DW presents an automatic compilation of content around the topic of waste.
The founder of the xenophobic PEGIDA movement must pay 9,600 euros for dubbing refugees "cattle," "garbage" and a "dirty bunch." He has since relocated to Tenerife, where local officials have said he is unwelcome.
New incineration facilities in China are designed to blend into their surroundings and keep environmental impact to a minimum. A plant in Jiangsu province, west of Shanghai, meets strict emission standards set by the European Union. But locals are not necessesarily convinced.
The Bhalaswa dump is one of New Delhi’s largest landfills. Its towering piles of trash stretch on for 40 acres. Dozens of children work at the landfill, as so-called "ragpickers" - collecting anything that can be recycled, reused or sold to make a little extra money for their families. Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt went to meet some of them.